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  1. 94RedSiGal

    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    Well DOH!

    (Atlanta-AP) June 1, 2004 - A new study indicates people who want to lose weight might want to try putting one foot in front of the other instead of pressing the pedal to the metal.

    The study concludes more driving and less walking is contributing to the nation's obesity epidemic.

    The survey of more than 10,000 Atlanta residents found that every 30 minutes spent commuting each day means a three-percent greater chance of being obese. It also found that people who lived within walking distance of shops were seven percent less likely to be obese than those who drove.

    Researchers at Georgia Tech were surprised to discover that time spent driving had a greater impact on obesity than income, education, gender or ethnicity.


    I saw on the news this morning that in a few parts of the country, there is something called a "walking schoolbus"... where parents walk up to a mile to school with their kids in a group everyday. Kind of cool really. This obesity trend is out of control.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    no wonder why im fat. i drive too much.

    fuck you atkins. lol
     
  3. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I do about 35k miles yearly, and thin as a rail.

    Walking and biking is more physically demanding than driving. Ergo, you'll lose weight and get in shape. They funded a study for that info?

    Skateboarding will do all of that and more for your physique. Yet, states and local enforcement only do more to pass legislation to make it illegal. not "We don't suggest you skateboard" but "You are a criminal if you skateboard".

    So I think anti-skateboarding legislation is making america obese.

    -> Steve

    Also, motorcycle riding is quite a bit more physically demanding than cars. How many fat people do you see on bikes? Oh wait... Maybe your mode of transportation has nothing to do with it. Maybe if people in this country would stop eating enough food at dinner to feed a village, they would lose weight :)
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    Yeah, his name is Dave Oberman, and he lives up the street from me. He's about 450 lbs.
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    I rarely laugh out loud at things online, but after a few seconds of comprehension, I did for that. :D
     
  6. 94RedSiGal

    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    Shush.
     
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    word.

    Fuck Atkins, I can't stand to see all this low carb shit...no one takes into consideration the longterm effects--your kidneys will be shot by the time you are like 45-50, do some research on the effects of Atkins Diet later on.

    I've seen worse funded studies....The State of NC gave a federal prison 3k (I believe it was 3k) to find out WHY PRISONERS WANT TO BREAK OUT OF JAIL.

    Fuck the world.
     
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    I walk down to the train station every morning, it's about a mile or two, nothing big, but over the past 6 months, i've lost 20-30 lbs because of it. I loooove driving, but I like walking around alot, too. :shrug:

    Martine, you're bustin ass with all these news stories today :lol: :)
     
  9. 94RedSiGal

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    Yup! Just doing my part in trying to raise the level of thinking in this forum... lol. :lol:
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
  11. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    For the guys in here... Soft core porn :blink:
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    I won!!! ...free tires :spin:
    High Gas Prices Bringing SUV Sales Down..... SUV hater :angry:
    Simon Winthrop.... magik :ph34r:
    Alligator Attacks Woman's Car, Bites Bumper Off ... :blink:
    Last year's most-stolen car? ... <_<
    Too much junk in the trunk of a cargo plane in LAX ... :p
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    So anyone here on the Atkins Diet??... <_<
    For all of you JDM junkies... ... :roll:
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    Atlanta study links time spent driving... ... :roll:
    American Ironhorse motorcycle... ... :roll:
    Pizza man saved by gun, but fired for packin' heat ... :roll:
    Attempted car theft story from another board.... :ph34r:

    I'm trying to find a pattern here...but its difficult......

    Hrmmm...so far I can tell she cares about fat people...and wants to make them skiny, she's discusted with smokers, something about weight on planes...can't figuare that one out, the Suv war, and the war on high gas prices....thats cool...free willing self danger, ....also the part about chicks on cars, and chicks getting attacted in a car by the animals....then wanting to find a boyfreind with animals, while toteing a gun with pizza, or sitting by the TV with a gun....the posts about stolen cars.....some magic, some American bikes, JDM names.....hrmmmm

    Maybe she has a fear of being attacted by magical animals, and her car stolen by hot chicks in bikini's riding Harleys, while her new tires spins like a tornado off with overweight theives that has an SUV and hates pizza and smoke ciggeretes heading for the airport, while she is walking 2 miles to the mall, to meet up with a hunk that has a gas dealership and a Shitsu with a Japanese name like Bunrakuken...that is packing a gun..... :ph34r:









    Just messing around Martine :lol:
     
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